The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostSun, 04 Dec 2016en-gb(C) 2016 Global City Media LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngAspiring women lawyers face 'leaky pipeline' into the profession, study finds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/aspiring-women-lawyers-face-leaky-pipeline-into-the-profession-study-finds-50411502/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38117534_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>We know that women now occupy almost half the seats in law school classrooms across the United States, but don't get too excited about what that means for their careers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/aspiring-women-lawyers-face-leaky-pipeline-into-the-profession-study-finds-50411502/Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:12Singapore names law firm chairman as new Attorney General<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/singapore-names-law-firm-chairman-as-new-attorney-general-11198491/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/singapore25.jpg' border='0'/></a>Renowned corporate lawyer and Allen & Gledhill chairman Lucien Wong has been chosen as the next Attorney General of Singapore.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/singapore-names-law-firm-chairman-as-new-attorney-general-11198491/Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:12Online poster peddler first casualty of Company Directors Disqualification Act<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/online-poster-peddler-first-casualty-of-company-directors-disqualification-act-2530472/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/22968823_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>An online seller of celebrity posters has been disqualified from acting as a director of a UK company for five years after colluding with a competitor on prices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/online-poster-peddler-first-casualty-of-company-directors-disqualification-act-2530472/Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:12KWM China considering taking on parts of the EUME business<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kwm-china-considering-taking-on-parts-of-the-eume-business-98350790/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/China 2.jpg' border='0'/></a>King & Wood Mallesons' China partnership has emerged as a potential buyer for some or all of the verein's embattled Europe, UK and Middle East (EUME) arm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kwm-china-considering-taking-on-parts-of-the-eume-business-98350790/Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:12Allen & Overy loses Frankfurt PE partner to Milbank Tweed<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/allen--overy-loses-frankfurt-pe-partner-to-milbank-tweed-68834811/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Frankfurt1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Private equity heavyweight Michael Bernhardt is joining the Frankfurt corporate department of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/allen--overy-loses-frankfurt-pe-partner-to-milbank-tweed-68834811/Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:12Shoosmiths enters Northern Ireland through local tie-up in Belfast<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/shoosmiths-enters-northern-ireland-through-local-tie-up-in-belfast-45343768/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_319852679.jpg' border='0'/></a>Shoosmiths is working towards a 'truly national' offering for clients across the United Kingdom.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/shoosmiths-enters-northern-ireland-through-local-tie-up-in-belfast-45343768/Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:12Magic Circle firms quickly match Cravath associate bonuses<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/magic-circle-firms-quickly-match-cravath-associate-bonuses-44378074/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/64449288_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Associates at both Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy will receive bonuses of up to $100k this year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/magic-circle-firms-quickly-match-cravath-associate-bonuses-44378074/Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:12Clyde & Co reveals plans to cull back London aviation team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clyde--co-reveals-plans-to-cull-back-london-aviation-team-53256517/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/plane4.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm will cut at least three fee-earners from its London aviation team as part of a restructuring exercise designed to boost profitability.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clyde--co-reveals-plans-to-cull-back-london-aviation-team-53256517/Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:12Court allows sex discrimination claim against GE brought by transgender employee<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/court-allows-sex-discrimination-claim-against-ge-brought-by-transgender-employee-36019883/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/general electric.jpg' border='0'/></a>The case could help create precedent for how US sex discrimination laws can be applied in situations of transgender discrimination and harassment.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/court-allows-sex-discrimination-claim-against-ge-brought-by-transgender-employee-36019883/Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:12Linklaters and DLA Piper score roles on City's tallest skyscraper<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-and-dla-piper-score-roles-on-citys-tallest-skyscraper-78842575/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_310935740.jpg' border='0'/></a>At 73-stories, 'The Trellis' is set to be the tallest skyscraper in the City of London.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-and-dla-piper-score-roles-on-citys-tallest-skyscraper-78842575/Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:12Greenberg Traurig denies interest in KWM Europe takeover<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/greenberg-traurig-denies-interest-in-kwm-europe-takeover-15215452/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_227284216 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The Florida-founded firm has denied reports that it is eyeing a potential takeover of King & Wood Mallesons' embattled European business.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/greenberg-traurig-denies-interest-in-kwm-europe-takeover-15215452/Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:12HSF makes up five new partners in Australia following White & Case raid<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hsf-makes-up-five-new-partners-in-australia-following-white--case-raid-78315433/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/sydney20.jpg' border='0'/></a>Herbert Smith Freehills has promoted five lawyers to its Australian partnership in an out of season round following a team exit to White & Case.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hsf-makes-up-five-new-partners-in-australia-following-white--case-raid-78315433/Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:12Surprise ruling throws US overtime rules into limbo<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/surprise-ruling-throws-us-overtime-rules-into-limbo-12727641/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42325956_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US Department of Labor has been barred from implementing proposed new overtime rules that were slated to come into effect on 1 December.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/surprise-ruling-throws-us-overtime-rules-into-limbo-12727641/Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:11European Court of Justice takes up landmark Uber Technologies case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/european-court-of-justice-takes-up-landmark-uber-technologies-case-53434546/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Uber1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Its ruling on the case will carry implications for ride-hailing and other share economy apps across the continent.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/european-court-of-justice-takes-up-landmark-uber-technologies-case-53434546/Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:11Use of AFAs expected to rise next year, says new survey<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/use-of-afas-expected-to-rise-next-year-says-new-survey-16696210/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14774850_m (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>In-house counsel are predicting growth in the use of alternative fee arrangements in the new year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/use-of-afas-expected-to-rise-next-year-says-new-survey-16696210/Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:11Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-93981620/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_315980813 (1).jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-93981620/Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:11'Snooper's charter' bill becomes law in the United Kingdom<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/snoopers-charter-bill-becomes-law-in-the-united-kingdom-78817010/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/privacy8.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Investigatory Powers Bill has been signed into law, significantly expanding the reach of state surveillance in the United Kingdom.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/snoopers-charter-bill-becomes-law-in-the-united-kingdom-78817010/Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:11Olswang Paris shut out of CMS tie-up<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/olswang-paris-shut-out-of-cms-tie-up-73138765/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Paris_crop.jpg' border='0'/></a>Olswang's Paris office will not be joining the newly merged CMS next year, it has been revealed.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/olswang-paris-shut-out-of-cms-tie-up-73138765/Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:11Australia appoints first ever woman Chief Justice of the High Court<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australia-appoints-first-ever-woman-chief-justice-of-the-high-court-94398277/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/65089163_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A legal career that began as a 15-year-old high-school drop-out has led Susan Mary Kiefel AC to leadership of High Court of Australia.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australia-appoints-first-ever-woman-chief-justice-of-the-high-court-94398277/Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:11Dentons rides in to the rescue of beleaguered KWM Europe<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-rides-in-to-the-rescue-of-beleaguered-kwm-europe-40442765/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Merger (6).jpg' border='0'/></a>Global megafirm Dentons has emerged as an eleventh-hour suitor for King & Wood Mallesons' flailing European arm, with the pair reportedly in merger discussions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-rides-in-to-the-rescue-of-beleaguered-kwm-europe-40442765/Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:11Allen & Overy turns in 13 per cent half-year revenue hike<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/allen--overy-turns-in-13-per-cent-half-year-revenue-hike-49961972/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37719611_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm's half-year results have revealed a double-digit lift in turnover.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/allen--overy-turns-in-13-per-cent-half-year-revenue-hike-49961972/Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:11Eversheds moving in on merger with US firm Sutherland<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-moving-in-on-merger-with-us-firm-sutherland-90531971/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41475275_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The pair have confirmed that they are negotiating a potential transatlantic tie-up.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-moving-in-on-merger-with-us-firm-sutherland-90531971/Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:11Where in Europe can lawyers make the most money?<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/where-in-europe-can-lawyers-make-the-most-money-6657808/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/23253616_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new study reveals in which countries lawyers are making the most money and working the least hours. Get ready to pack your bags.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/where-in-europe-can-lawyers-make-the-most-money-6657808/Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:11Mental health sick days skyrocket at Serious Fraud Office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mental-health-sick-days-skyrocket-at-serious-fraud-office-68242468/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/7821098_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Mental health-related absences are down across the Crown Prosecution Service, but sharply up at the SFO.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mental-health-sick-days-skyrocket-at-serious-fraud-office-68242468/Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:11Cravath, Swaine & Moore kicks off associate bonus season with flat offering<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cravath-swaine--moore-kicks-off-associate-bonus-season-with-flat-offering-59526625/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/wall street3.jpg' border='0'/></a>After triggering a worldwide wave of associate pay rises earlier this year, Cravath has opted to keep its bonus offering unchanged.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cravath-swaine--moore-kicks-off-associate-bonus-season-with-flat-offering-59526625/Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:11Holman Fenwick locks in transatlantic tie-up with Texas firm Legge Farrow<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/holman-fenwick-locks-in-transatlantic-tie-up-with-texas-firm-legge-farrow-693442/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/32773225_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Holman Fenwick Willan is set to merge with Houston-based law firm Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/holman-fenwick-locks-in-transatlantic-tie-up-with-texas-firm-legge-farrow-693442/Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:11Hogan Lovells launches flagship policy to support transgender employees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hogan-lovells-launches-flagship-policy-to-support-transgender-employees-47971305/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/55001809_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new set of guidelines to support transgender lawyers and staff is the latest addition to Hogan Lovells' diversity and inclusion policy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hogan-lovells-launches-flagship-policy-to-support-transgender-employees-47971305/Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:11Fieldfisher locks in 10 per cent half-year revenue rise<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fieldfisher-locks-in-10-per-cent-half-year-revenue-rise-44754582/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/32705756_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 2016/17 financial year is off to 'a good start' for the mid-tier firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fieldfisher-locks-in-10-per-cent-half-year-revenue-rise-44754582/Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:11DWF announces Northern Ireland tie-up<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dwf-announces-northern-ireland-tie-up-23882043/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Belfast_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>DWF is set to merge with C&H Jefferson, a 20-partner firm based in Belfast.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dwf-announces-northern-ireland-tie-up-23882043/Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:11KWM global litigation head Pollack mulling move to Covington<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kwm-global-litigation-head-pollack-mulling-move-to-covington-12686873/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/40336382_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>One of the biggest billers in King & Wood Mallesons' City office is considering making the switch to US firm Covington & Burling.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kwm-global-litigation-head-pollack-mulling-move-to-covington-12686873/Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:11California considers ban on sex between lawyers and clients<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/california-considers-ban-on-sex-between-lawyers-and-clients-97724481/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37194838_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The California Bar Association is considering an all-out ban on sexual relationships between lawyers and their clients, but not all lawyers are happy about it.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/california-considers-ban-on-sex-between-lawyers-and-clients-97724481/Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:11Addleshaw Goddard partners approve Scottish tie-up<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/addleshaw-goddard-partners-approve-scottish-tie-up-95660618/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/edinburgh2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm's merger with Scotland's HBJ Gateley will add around &pound;20m to its top line.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/addleshaw-goddard-partners-approve-scottish-tie-up-95660618/Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:11DAC Beachcroft hires four-partner team from insurance rival Clyde & Co<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dac-beachcroft-hires-four-partner-team-from-insurance-rival-clyde--co-41772719/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/46714158_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A team of four personal injury partners are moving from Clyde & Co to DAC Beachcroft in London.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dac-beachcroft-hires-four-partner-team-from-insurance-rival-clyde--co-41772719/Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:11More defections for KWM as Goodwin Procter nabs four partners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/more-defections-for-kwm-as-goodwin-procter-nabs-four-partners-57204846/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42955475_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Goodwin Procter has made good on its offer to skim more partners off the embattled European arm of King & Wood Mallesons, picking up a four-partner private equity team.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/more-defections-for-kwm-as-goodwin-procter-nabs-four-partners-57204846/Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:11Trump taps Jones Day lawyer for White House counsel role<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/trump-taps-jones-day-lawyer-for-white-house-counsel-role-84220792/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/KATWORK2.jpg' border='0'/></a>President-elect Donald Trump has rewarded campaign general counsel Donald McGahn with the role of White House counsel and right-hand lawyer to the President.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/trump-taps-jones-day-lawyer-for-white-house-counsel-role-84220792/Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:11IICSA must prioritise finding a new lead counsel, say MPs<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/iicsa-must-prioritise-finding-a-new-lead-counsel-say-mps-58432210/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Investigatin.jpg' border='0'/></a>Finding a successor to former Counsel to the Inquiry Ben Emmerson QC must be made a priority for the embattled inquiry.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/iicsa-must-prioritise-finding-a-new-lead-counsel-say-mps-58432210/Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:11MoJ scraps plans for 500 per cent hike to asylum and immigration fees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/moj-scraps-plans-for-500-per-cent-hike-to-asylum-and-immigration-fees-84459196/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/pound11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Overwhelming public opposition has forced the government to axe proposed increases to immigration tribunal fees, which in some case where as large as 500 per cent.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/moj-scraps-plans-for-500-per-cent-hike-to-asylum-and-immigration-fees-84459196/Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:11Eversheds locks in new leadership team following Ranson appointment<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-locks-in-new-leadership-team-following-ranson-appointment-2777920/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41901236_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has named a new managing partner and executive partner to work alongside chief executive officer-to-be Lee Ranson from May next year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-locks-in-new-leadership-team-following-ranson-appointment-2777920/Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:11New managing partner appointed for insurance specialist BLM<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-managing-partner-appointed-for-insurance-specialist-blm-51444938/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Leader.jpg' border='0'/></a>Healthcare department boss Gary Allison is stepping up to the helm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-managing-partner-appointed-for-insurance-specialist-blm-51444938/Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:11'Like it or lump it' judge sanctioned for Trump comments<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/like-it-or-lump-it-judge-sanctioned-for-trump-comments-29018167/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/65599978_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A US judge who said American should leave the United States if they can't stomach a Donald Trump presidency has been sanctioned over the remarks.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/like-it-or-lump-it-judge-sanctioned-for-trump-comments-29018167/Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:11Dechert newcomers bag &euro;533m deal just three weeks after joining<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dechert-newcomers-bag-533m-deal-just-three-weeks-after-joining-50283962/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/34444455_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Freshly hired PE duo John Markland and Ross Allardice have secured a mammoth mandate for their new firm from a key White & Case client.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dechert-newcomers-bag-533m-deal-just-three-weeks-after-joining-50283962/Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:11Three lawyers found guilty of defrauding UK Legal Aid<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/three-lawyers-found-guilty-of-defrauding-uk-legal-aid-88978778/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/61497117_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Three Bradford-based immigration lawyers have been found guilty of claiming &pound;600,000 worth or fraudulent disbursements from the UK Legal Aid Agency (LAA).http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/three-lawyers-found-guilty-of-defrauding-uk-legal-aid-88978778/Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:11Ashurst hires UKTV executive as new CFO<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurst-hires-uktv-executive-as-new-cfo-87642697/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/45261590_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>UKTV chief financial and operations officer Jan Gooze-Zijl will join Ashurst in February next year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurst-hires-uktv-executive-as-new-cfo-87642697/Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:11Yet another KWM partner walks away from firm in crisis<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/yet-another-kwm-partner-walks-away-from-firm-in-crisis-8561802/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dubai5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Dubai corporate and M&A partner Hamish Walton has joined the ranks of the KWM departed.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/yet-another-kwm-partner-walks-away-from-firm-in-crisis-8561802/Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:11Big firms cash in on Skyscanner sale to Chinese travel giant<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/big-firms-cash-in-on-skyscanner-sale-to-chinese-travel-giant-13551483/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/19844184_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Pinsent Masons, Travers Smith and Skaddens all scored roles on the &pound;1.4bn megadeal.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/big-firms-cash-in-on-skyscanner-sale-to-chinese-travel-giant-13551483/Thu, 24 Nov 2016 14:11Longtime Sidley Austin lawyer awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/longtime-sidley-austin-lawyer-awarded-presidential-medal-of-freedom-51151942/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/obama1.jpg' border='0'/></a>President Barack Obama was himself a summer associate at Sidley Austin when he first met Chicago legal legend Newton Minow in 1989.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/longtime-sidley-austin-lawyer-awarded-presidential-medal-of-freedom-51151942/Thu, 24 Nov 2016 14:11Paul Hastings logs 16 per cent revenue hike in Europe<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/paul-hastings-logs-16-per-cent-revenue-hike-in-europe-99382213/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Paul Hastings' European offices had a record year in 2015, with both revenue and profit growing by double digits.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/paul-hastings-logs-16-per-cent-revenue-hike-in-europe-99382213/Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:11Norton Rose Fulbright launches new office in Papua New Guinea<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/norton-rose-fulbright-launches-new-office-in-papua-new-guinea-39997588/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/57265627_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm's Asia Pacific expansion is ploughing ahead.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/norton-rose-fulbright-launches-new-office-in-papua-new-guinea-39997588/Thu, 24 Nov 2016 23:11CMS offering cash to trainees-to-be in return for deferred start date<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cms-offering-cash-to-trainees-to-be-in-return-for-deferred-start-date-37184258/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Students_graduating_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>CMS' three-way merger with Nabarro and Olswang will see the firm flooded with trainees over the next two years unless some agree to start later.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cms-offering-cash-to-trainees-to-be-in-return-for-deferred-start-date-37184258/Thu, 24 Nov 2016 10:11Simpson Thacher and Weil Gotshal make up two partners apiece in London<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/simpson-thacher-and-weil-gotshal-make-up-two-partners-apiece-in-london-81247098/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_156086108 (1).jpg' border='0'/></a>Both firms gave London a look-in for their latest partner promotions round.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/simpson-thacher-and-weil-gotshal-make-up-two-partners-apiece-in-london-81247098/Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:11Lawyers welcome enhanced whistleblower protections in Australia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-welcome-enhanced-whistleblower-protections-in-australia-45582711/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Whistle_crop.jpg' border='0'/></a>New legislation passed in a late-night sitting of the Australian Senate will work to extend protections already in place for those working in the public sector to those in non-government and private organisations.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-welcome-enhanced-whistleblower-protections-in-australia-45582711/Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:11Midsized companies offering bigger budgets for in-house legal while major players trim back<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/midsized-companies-offering-bigger-budgets-for-in-house-legal-while-major-players-trim-back-46972352/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/39535662_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>More mid-range companies were willing to increase their budget allocation for the legal department last year than those at the top end of the food chain.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/midsized-companies-offering-bigger-budgets-for-in-house-legal-while-major-players-trim-back-46972352/Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:11Profit down 59 per cent at Irwin Mitchell following acquisition<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/profit-down-59-per-cent-at-irwin-mitchell-following-acquisition-33786692/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37259433_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm's first LLP accounts since the acquisition of Thomas Eggar have revealed a dramatic drop-off in profits.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/profit-down-59-per-cent-at-irwin-mitchell-following-acquisition-33786692/Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:11Revealed: Less than 1 in 5 KWM partners signed up to failed China bailout<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/revealed-less-than-1-in-5-kwm-partners-signed-up-to-failed-china-bailout-450980/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/40870643_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Only a small handful of KWM's partners in Europe were willing to commit in full to the bailout's prerequisite &pound;14m capital call.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/revealed-less-than-1-in-5-kwm-partners-signed-up-to-failed-china-bailout-450980/Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:11Facebook confirms plans to expand London headcount by 50 per cent next year<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/facebook-confirms-plans-to-expand-london-headcount-by-50-per-cent-next-year-36592698/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12513300_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>London remains one of the best places to do business as a technology company, according to social media giant Facebook.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/facebook-confirms-plans-to-expand-london-headcount-by-50-per-cent-next-year-36592698/Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:11KWM Europe loses China bailout offer as recapitalisation effort fails<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kwm-europe-loses-china-bailout-offer-as-recapitalisation-effort-fails-75121343/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38885782_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A merger may be on the cards for KWM Europe after partners failed to contribute the required amount of capital to grasp the lifeline thrown by the firm's Asia arm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kwm-europe-loses-china-bailout-offer-as-recapitalisation-effort-fails-75121343/Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:11Slaughter & May pockets &pound;12m in fees for Hinkley Point C advice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slaughter--may-pockets-12m-in-fees-for-hinkley-point-c-advice-73322504/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38957706_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Department of Energy and Climate Change paid the Magic Circle outfit &pound;12m for its advice on the nation's first nuclear power development in more than 20 years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slaughter--may-pockets-12m-in-fees-for-hinkley-point-c-advice-73322504/Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:11Freshfields private equity head to take reins of GFI sector group<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-private-equity-head-to-take-reins-of-gfi-sector-group-54551684/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_197733743.jpg' border='0'/></a>Heavyweight partner David Higgins is stepping down from the helm of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's global financial investors sector group.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-private-equity-head-to-take-reins-of-gfi-sector-group-54551684/Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:11Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-19819179/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37711193_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-19819179/Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:11Hyperloop One settles sticky lawsuit with co-founder BamBrogan<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/hyperloop-one-settles-sticky-lawsuit-with-co-founder-bambrogan-71821034/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/44031387_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Former chief technology officer Brogan BamBrogan accused Hyperloop One chief legal officer Afshin Pishevar of placing a 'hangman's noose' on his chair as a violent threat.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/hyperloop-one-settles-sticky-lawsuit-with-co-founder-bambrogan-71821034/Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:11Departed IICSA lawyers to air grievances in public<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/departed-iicsa-lawyers-to-air-grievances-in-public-60715060/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_161296370 (1).jpg' border='0'/></a>Four of the seven senior lawyers to have so far walked out on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) have written letters to MPs detailing their concerns, which will likely be published later this week.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/departed-iicsa-lawyers-to-air-grievances-in-public-60715060/Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:11Three more BigLaw lawyers tapped for Trump transition team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/three-more-biglaw-lawyers-tapped-for-trump-transition-team-94656461/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42360163_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Donald Trump's transition team for the Department of Justice is shaping up to be a 'who's who' of Republican heavyweights scattered across the nation's biggest law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/three-more-biglaw-lawyers-tapped-for-trump-transition-team-94656461/Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:11Litigation funders face increased liability exposure under 'losers pay' rule<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/litigation-funders-face-increased-liability-exposure-under-losers-pay-rule-18745872/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/7572745_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The English Court of Appeal has ruled that litigation funders will be liable for indemnity costs awarded against their funded client, even in situations where there has been 'no discernible misconduct' by the funder.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/litigation-funders-face-increased-liability-exposure-under-losers-pay-rule-18745872/Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:11Law Society recommends increase in minimum wage for City trainees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-society-recommends-increase-in-minimum-wage-for-city-trainees-54757542/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/trainees.jpg' border='0'/></a>Salaries for trainee solicitors should be raised as a 'matter of good practice' and in support of diversity efforts, says the Law Society.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-society-recommends-increase-in-minimum-wage-for-city-trainees-54757542/Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:11Ashurst to switch profit distributions to single annual payout<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurst-to-switch-profit-distributions-to-single-annual-payout-1316058/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/35760006_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Partners will be asked to vote next month on a new system for profit distributions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurst-to-switch-profit-distributions-to-single-annual-payout-1316058/Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:11UK court allows 14-year-old girl's body to be frozen after death<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-court-allows-14-year-old-girls-body-to-be-frozen-after-death-15135552/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/32842500_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Scientific advancements are raising challenging new legal and ethical questions about death, warns the High Court.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-court-allows-14-year-old-girls-body-to-be-frozen-after-death-15135552/Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:11Scotland and Wales allowed to intervene in Article 50 appeal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/scotland-and-wales-allowed-to-intervene-in-article-50-appeal-71184223/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/50388749_s (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Supreme Court has granted the devolved governments of Scotland and Wales the right to intervene in the upcoming Brexit battle royale.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/scotland-and-wales-allowed-to-intervene-in-article-50-appeal-71184223/Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:11BigLaw firms award scholarships to help boost diversity<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/biglaw-firms-award-scholarships-to-help-boost-diversity-70220303/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41883257_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Two US heavyweight firms are giving cash awards to talented students from diverse backgrounds in order to tackle underwhelming partnership diversity.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/biglaw-firms-award-scholarships-to-help-boost-diversity-70220303/Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:11Dentons opens Warsaw hub<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-opens-warsaw-hub-46192042/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/18339484_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>At least 25 UK jobs are on the chopping block as Dentons' new shared services centre in Warsaw opens its doors this week.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-opens-warsaw-hub-46192042/Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:11Freshfields picks new digs for City HQ<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-picks-new-digs-for-city-hq-91202845/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/CitySFO.jpg' border='0'/></a>Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is swapping Fleet Street for Bishopsgate in one of the biggest City real estate leasing deals in the year to date. The firm has signed a lease for 300,000 squarehttp://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-picks-new-digs-for-city-hq-91202845/Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:11Rejected judge Jeff Sessions named as future US Attorney General<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rejected-judge-jeff-sessions-named-as-future-us-attorney-general-97040314/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/usagavel.jpg' border='0'/></a>Staunch conservative and Republican Senator Jeff Sessions has emerged as President-Elect Trump's pick for Attorney General.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rejected-judge-jeff-sessions-named-as-future-us-attorney-general-97040314/Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:11Another Olswang partner walks away before merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/another-olswang-partner-walks-away-before-merger-19433276/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Kuala Lumpur_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>City corporate finance partner Azlinda Ariffin-Boromand is departing the firm for Withers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/another-olswang-partner-walks-away-before-merger-19433276/Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:11Kirkland & Ellis and Jones Day picked to spearhead Trump transition<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kirkland--ellis-and-jones-day-picked-to-spearhead-trump-transition-39820562/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/KATWORK2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Following the premature departure of Kevin O'Connor, President-Elect Donald Trump has invited lawyers from both firms to oversee his administration's transition in the Department of Justice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kirkland--ellis-and-jones-day-picked-to-spearhead-trump-transition-39820562/Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:11Government to tackle judiciary talent drain with 15 per cent pay rise<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/government-to-tackle-judiciary-talent-drain-with-15-per-cent-pay-rise-76777765/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14472343_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>High Court judges set to receive more than &pound;200,000 per year as part of a new recruitment push that has jostled others in the public sector.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/government-to-tackle-judiciary-talent-drain-with-15-per-cent-pay-rise-76777765/Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:11Democratic senator files legislation to abolish US Electoral College<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/democratic-senator-files-legislation-to-abolish-us-electoral-college-2939916/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/11284317_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Presidents should be chosen by a simple national vote, believes Californian Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/democratic-senator-files-legislation-to-abolish-us-electoral-college-2939916/Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:11Olswang loses another senior partner ahead of three-way merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/olswang-loses-another-senior-partner-ahead-of-three-way-merger-93870433/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/51111249_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Former Asia managing partner Rob Bratby has left Olswang to join Arnold & Porter in London ahead of the former's planned tie-up with Nabarro and CMS Cameron McKenna.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/olswang-loses-another-senior-partner-ahead-of-three-way-merger-93870433/Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:11Australian lawyers brace for post-Brexit boom<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australian-lawyers-brace-for-post-brexit-boom-36663022/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/49964220_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Almost half of Australian law firm bosses believe that Britain's exit from the European Union might herald positive opportunities for their firm, a new survey has found.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australian-lawyers-brace-for-post-brexit-boom-36663022/Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:11Trump confirms SCOTUS nominee to be chosen from draft picks<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trump-confirms-scotus-nominee-to-be-chosen-from-draft-picks-68299794/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41067617_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway has confirmed that President-Elect Donald Trump's list of 21 potential picks for the US Supreme Court 'has not changed' since it was released in September.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trump-confirms-scotus-nominee-to-be-chosen-from-draft-picks-68299794/Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:11'Cravath pay scale' blamed for strain on law firm profitability<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cravath-pay-scale-blamed-for-strain-on-law-firm-profitability-52711697/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/45899105_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The chain reaction set off across BigLaw by Cravath, Swaine & Moore's decision to lift first-year associate pay to $180k earlier this year has finally started to show through in firm finances, says a new report.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cravath-pay-scale-blamed-for-strain-on-law-firm-profitability-52711697/Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:1111,000 attorneys sign letter to US Congress opposing Bannon appointment<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/11000-attorneys-sign-letter-to-us-congress-opposing-bannon-appointment-12481154/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_70492273.jpg' border='0'/></a>Incoming White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon wants to 'destroy the state', warn lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/11000-attorneys-sign-letter-to-us-congress-opposing-bannon-appointment-12481154/Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:11Cravath, Swaine & Moore announces all-women promotion round<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cravath-swaine--moore-announces-all-women-promotion-round-34721106/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41097290_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bucking the general trend for BigLaw, the elite firm has made up three new partners - and all of them are women.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cravath-swaine--moore-announces-all-women-promotion-round-34721106/Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:11Legal exodus from IICSA continues as top lawyer quits<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-exodus-from-iicsa-continues-as-top-lawyer-quits-53718310/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_289649159.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) is facing a 'crisis of credibility' as yet another of its most senior lawyers bows out.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-exodus-from-iicsa-continues-as-top-lawyer-quits-53718310/Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:11British Virgin Islands launches new international arbitration centre<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/british-virgin-islands-launches-new-international-arbitration-centre-37732733/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/25274228_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Yesterday, the British Virgin Islands made its debut in the international arbitration marketplace with the launch of its own IAC.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/british-virgin-islands-launches-new-international-arbitration-centre-37732733/Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:11Trump lawyers request oversight of jury selection for Trump University trial<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trump-lawyers-request-oversight-of-jury-selection-for-trump-university-trial-11855144/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/59087077_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The new President-Elect Trump is one of the most recognisable and divisive figures in the United States today. It's little wonder then that ensuring impartial jurors for the upcoming Trump University fraud trial is a concern for his lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trump-lawyers-request-oversight-of-jury-selection-for-trump-university-trial-11855144/Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:11Merger talks crumble between KWM and Morgan Lewis<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/merger-talks-crumble-between-kwm-and-morgan-lewis-10528857/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/23647266_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The potential union between the two firms has been called off amid ongoing turbulence for KWM Europe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/merger-talks-crumble-between-kwm-and-morgan-lewis-10528857/Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:11Olswang patent prosecution co-head opts out of merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/olswang-patent-prosecution-co-head-opts-out-of-merger-96737409/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10988757_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Patent prosecution co-head Justin Hill is the second intellectual property partner to walk away from Olswang in as many months.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/olswang-patent-prosecution-co-head-opts-out-of-merger-96737409/Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:11Rio Tinto fires legal chief as bribery probe continues<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rio-tinto-fires-legal-chief-as-bribery-probe-continues-67836330/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/20126865_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Former legal and regulatory affairs group executive Debra Valentine is one of two top executives who have been sacked by Rio Tinto.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rio-tinto-fires-legal-chief-as-bribery-probe-continues-67836330/Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:11Bond Dickinson thaws post-Brexit pay freeze<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bond-dickinson-thaws-post-brexit-pay-freeze-82367493/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/2526466_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bond Dickinson is the latest firm to restart its salary views after erring on the side of caution in the wake of the Brexit referendum.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bond-dickinson-thaws-post-brexit-pay-freeze-82367493/Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:11The employment relationship and how it is affected by business transfers in countries across Africa<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/the-employment-relationship-and-how-it-is-affected-by-business-transfers-in-countries-across-africa-43896489/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Africa expansion.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Employment & Benefits team at pan-African law firm Bowmans has put together a guide covering the employment consequences in business transfers in Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/the-employment-relationship-and-how-it-is-affected-by-business-transfers-in-countries-across-africa-43896489/Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:11Zuckerman Spaeder recaptures Obama Department of Health GC<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/zuckerman-spaeder-recaptures-obama-department-of-health-gc-62121558/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42889860_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Department of Health and Human Services general counsel William Schultz is returning to private practice as the Obama administration winds down.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/zuckerman-spaeder-recaptures-obama-department-of-health-gc-62121558/Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:11University of Law ordered to pull 'misleading' advertisements<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/university-of-law-ordered-to-pull-misleading-advertisements-34741143/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/students.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Advertising Standards Authority says that UoL's claim that law grads can make &pound;54,000 a year in the first five years of practice is unsupported by evidence.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/university-of-law-ordered-to-pull-misleading-advertisements-34741143/Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:11Ashurst restarts quarterly profit distributions after delay<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurst-restarts-quarterly-profit-distributions-after-delay-10813293/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/43954648_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Ashurst is reverting to quarterly profit distributions after delaying its August payout.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurst-restarts-quarterly-profit-distributions-after-delay-10813293/Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:11Dentons leads the BigLaw push into Central America<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-leads-the-biglaw-push-into-central-america-99554345/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/40917579_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Ever expansive global firm Dentons has a merger in the works that would give it a presence in three out of seven Central American countries.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-leads-the-biglaw-push-into-central-america-99554345/Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:11Brexit may complicate criminal extraditions, warns QC<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brexit-may-complicate-criminal-extraditions-warns-qc-50978387/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/50018915_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Scotland's senior law officer has warned that the UK risks becoming a 'safe haven' for criminals once it leaves the European Union.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brexit-may-complicate-criminal-extraditions-warns-qc-50978387/Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:11Courts shut down as prison guards go on strike across UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/courts-shut-down-as-prison-guards-go-on-strike-across-uk-4767737/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/prison6.jpg' border='0'/></a>A surprise 24-hours walkout by at least 10,000 prison officers yesterday caused massive disruption to criminal trials across the country - including that of the man accused of murdering Labour MP Jo Cox.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/courts-shut-down-as-prison-guards-go-on-strike-across-uk-4767737/Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:11Investment GC to oversee staff picks for Trump's DoJ<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/investment-gc-to-oversee-staff-picks-for-trumps-doj-79270196/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/47333255_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Point72 Asset Management general counsel Kevin O'Connor has been appointed to spearhead staffing President-Elect Donald Trump's team in the US Department of Justice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/investment-gc-to-oversee-staff-picks-for-trumps-doj-79270196/Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:11Snapchat lays groundwork for mammoth IPO<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/snapchat-lays-groundwork-for-mammoth-ipo-62961962/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/54843224_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Picture sharing platform Snapchat has confidentially filed paperwork for an initial public offering that could value the company between $20bn and $25bn.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/snapchat-lays-groundwork-for-mammoth-ipo-62961962/Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:11Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-65874564/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/11249473_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-65874564/Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:11Communications between GCs and former employees not subject to privilege, court rules<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/communications-between-gcs-and-former-employees-not-subject-to-privilege-court-rules-71368080/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/55592978_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>In-house lawyers are concerned by a recent judgement in Washington that post-employment communications between corporate counsel and former employees are freely discoverable and not protected by corporate attorney-client privilege.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/communications-between-gcs-and-former-employees-not-subject-to-privilege-court-rules-71368080/Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:11Making partner is a decade-long endeavour, research finds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/making-partner-is-a-decade-long-endeavour-research-finds-29107781/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42524917_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>New research has revealed the average time it takes for a London lawyer to be elevated to the partnership at their firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/making-partner-is-a-decade-long-endeavour-research-finds-29107781/Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:11